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Discord is testing YouTube integration after removing the most popular music bots

This new tool will appear to allow users to listen to YouTube music in a legal way (Image: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

Popular messaging and video calling app Discord will test integration to be able to Watch YouTube videos directly from the program And share the transmission with other users of the server so that you can see the content at the same time.

The post, which was first reported by the online portal The Verge, has received the name “Watch Together” It will already be offered on a limited number of servers. It is clear that the company will test its operation in a controlled manner before releasing it publicly to all users after a few weeks.

Regarding the operation of this new tool, it can be activated by New button located in the video clip or screen sharing section It will allow more users to join to view content from the app. By connecting directly to YouTube, users will be able to add more videos to the shared playlist by direct search or by using previously copied links.

As the company explained, Ads may appear With the new feature, a detail previously avoided with certain bots dedicated to streaming music within calls on servers that are now blocked from the platform.

This news comes just a few weeks after YouTube sent legal infringement messages to two of the most popular music-listening bots within the platform, Wonderful And RhythmBoth of them had to shut down their business completely. Many users were already looking for an alternative and the new integration that was announced might fulfill the demand.

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However, the feature is not entirely new. apparently, Disagreement has been testing similar tools Ten months had passed before that, but the efforts would have been halted thus far. The situation with the YouTube legal case is likely to be a reason to resume the project as soon as possible.

Regarding the new platform integration, Discord hasn’t said much about it. In an interview with Engadget, a company spokesperson stated that “As a company built on innovation, we are always experimenting and building things that we think our users will enjoy.”

At the moment, the functionality is being tested on servers categorized by Discord as family and friends, however, an open beta is planned for the rest of the servers with the aim of making a full launch for all users end of october.

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